Forthcoming byelections

Here are the vacancies and forthcoming byelections: 16 October Kirklees borough council: Dewsbury East ward, after the resignation of Colin Auty who was sitting as an Independent but was elected as a member of the British National Party. Term ends 2010. Redcar and Cleveland council: South Bank ward, after the resignation of Pearl Hall (Labour)…

Redcar turns yellow

In the byelections held on 2 October, the Liberal Democrats gained Kirkleatham ward on Redcar and Cleveland council from Labour, and Castle ward from the Conservatives on the about-to-be-abolished Oswestry borough council. The Mayor of Leominster, Peter McCaull, won Leominster South ward on Herefordshire county council as an Independent candidate (he was supported by the…

Forthcoming byelections

Here are the vacancies and forthcoming byelections: 9 October Bristol city council: St George West ward, after the death of John Deasy (Labour). Term ends 2011. Cheshire county council: Knutsford division, following the death of veteran Conservative councillor Bert Grange. Term ends June 2009. Cheshire East shadow unitary council: Knutsford ward, also following the death…

Sheppey lost!

In the byelections held on 25 September to Swale borough council, Sheppey First! lost both of the seats it was defending. Minster Cliffs ward went to the Conservatives, while Sheerness East ward went to Labour. The Liberal Democrats secured two gains from the Conservatives. In Hampstead Town ward of Camden borough council: Hampstead Town ward,…

Forthcoming byelections

Here are the vacancies and forthcoming byelections: 2 October Braintree district council: Witham West ward, after the resignation “in disgust” of Conservative councillor Bill Rose. Term ends 2011. Herefordshire county council: Leominster South ward, following the death of veteran councillor Dick Burke (Conservative). Term ends 2011. Hillingdon borough council: West Ruislip ward, after the death…

A night for the minor parties

The five byelections in main local authorities which were held on Thursday 18 September were dominated by minor parties. At the end of their conference week the Liberal Democrats picked up Woodbridge division on Suffolk county council from the Conservatives, and narrowly failed to take the Woodbridge Riverside ward on Suffolk Coastal district council to…

Forthcoming byelections

Here are the vacancies and forthcoming byelections: 25 September Camden borough council: Hampstead Town ward, after the resignation of Mike Greene (Conservative). Term ends 2010. Chiltern district council: Chalfont St Giles ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Terry Cave. Term ends 2011. Greenwich borough council: Plumstead ward, after the death of Labour councillor Kanta…